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Speaking to his cabinet today, Part-time Gov. Mark Sanford of SC said that

King David "fell mightily, fell in very, very significant ways, but then picked up the pieces and built from there."

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the quote as released by his office earlier this afternoon was almost the same:

I remain committed to rebuilding the trust that has been committed to me over the next 18 months, and it is my hope that I am able to follow the example set by David in Bible - who after his fall from grace humbly refocused on the work at hand. By doing so, I will ultimately better serve in every area of my life, and I am committed to doing so.
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Yes, that King David, as in the Bible, and as in Jesus, the Son of David.

My God! the man is an idiot narcissist of the highest order. He should heed his own advice:

"When one is in a hole, the first order of business is to stop digging."

---Mark Sanford, March 10, 2009

The Biblical figure King David boinked Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers, then arranged the soldier's death so he could marry the woman.

you crazy baby bathsheba, i wancha
you're suffocating you need a good shed
i'm tired of living, shebe, so gimme
dead

we're apin' rapin' tapin' catharsis
you get torn down and get erected
my blood is working but my, my heart is
dead

hey
whaddyah know?
you're lovely
tan belly
is starting to grow

uriah hit the crapper, the crapper
uriah hit the crapper, the crapper
uriah hit the crapper, the crapper
dead >-Black Francis and the Pixies

Of course, David did marry Bathsheba, and their baby died, courtesy of a curse from God the Father Almighty. Later of course, there was a lot of begatting, about a 1000 years worth, and then along comes Jesus.

This is so wrong on so many levels, it's hard to know where to start. Besides the obvious narcissism, Sanford seems to be excusing his adultery because it is in the Bible. I would call sacrilege, if I was a Christian. Is he saying he's ready to sacrifice a son for his political career?
More obviously, Sanford is an elected official of the state of South Carolina in the USA in 2009, subject to law and the will of the people, and not a hereditary monarch of a small kingdom in 1000 BC.  

I think this will get him bounced. The Bible thumpers won't be diggin this.

Originally posted to seesdifferent on Fri Jun 26, 2009 at 02:29 PM PDT.

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